Shepherd Building Group / Portakabin

York based Shepherd Building Group, whose business interests include Portakabin Group, is offsetting its carbon footprint by purchasing 2,500 Plan Vivo carbon certificates from the Trees for Global Benefit project in Western Uganda.

Trees for Global Benefit is coordinated by ECOTRUST, a local NGO, and will reduce the need for deforestation by encouraging more sustainable land-use practices.


“As a York-based organisation, we tend to direct our community support budget to organisations and projects which benefit directly the area where the majority of our employees live and work, but this is a worldwide issue that affects us all.”

– Patrick Shepherd, Deputy Chairman

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United Bank of Carbon is a not-for-profit collaboration between businesses and environmental scientists, which protects and restores forests and other greenery, through environmentally and socially-responsible partnerships with local communities. We undertake research, support forest and woodland projects in the UK and the tropics that deliver CSR/PR benefits, provide carbon reduction advice, and help to arrange compensation for unavoidable carbon emissions